Home House 14 Completed Houses Festival of Trees

About Habitat for Humanity Selection Criteria Application for Housing

Building Homes, Building Hope.

Arkansas City Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian ministry whose mission is to partner with qualified families in need and provide them the opportunity for safe, decent, affordable housing.

 

 

Princess Tea 2014


The 50 girls having tea (actually pink lemonade).  Notice their use of the cloth napkins.

The Queens standing in line being curtsied by the little Princesses.
   

This little princess is all ready for tea.

Ark City Queens serving the Princesses.
   

Working on a scavenger hunt at the museum.

Practicing the Queenly wave.
   

Story time with "Lady" Denise Simmons.

Lady Simmons talking about tea etiquette with the Queens demonstrating the right and wrong way.
   

The Princesses working on crafts.

Princess enjoying tea (pink lemonade).

 

 

 

 

 

The Amy Townsand Family breaks ground for House 14.

 

   

 

 Application for Housing

to get a better understanding of what Habitat for Humanity does, please watch this video.

Thank you Cowley College for producing this.

 

 

 

 

WHAT WE DO

Habitat homes are constructed primarily by volunteers, using both donated and purchased building materials. It takes approximately six months to complete a Habitat house.

Our partner families fulfill their required 300 hours of sweat equity by helping build their home and by assisting with Habitat fund raisers. Some of our houses are partially sponsored by churches, businesses, organizations, or individuals.

We sell our houses at no profit, offering our partner families a 20-year, interest-free mortgage. Monthly payments range between $400 and $450, depending on taxes and insurance. The monthly payments are then used to help fund the building of more houses. We also tithe 10% of our income to Mexico Habitat for Humanity which is normally enough to build one house in Mexico for each house we build locally. Donations, which are tax deductible, are always welcome.

 

 

 

HOME OWNERSHIP

Becoming one of our partner families is the beginning of a long-term relationship with us. To become a partner family, the applicant must

  1. Demonstrate a need for better housing

  2. Have enough yearly income to meet the financial responsibilities of home ownership

  3. Be willing to partner with us by providing 300 hours of sweat equity working on their Habitat house.

Once an application is completed, it is carefully reviewed by the Family Selection Committee of the Arkansas City Habitat for Humanity organization and a home visit is made. Qualified applicants need to be approved by the Arkansas City Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors.

 

Mike and the "baby" of the Segree family, Miley,

break ground together.

 

 

Recipients of House 13 breaking ground.

 

 

HOW to VOLUNTEER

While most volunteers choose to work on-site, there are several other opportunities for volunteering in our organization. All of the committees are made up of community volunteers including:

  • Family Selection Committee

  • Church Relations Committee

  • Site Selection Committee

  • Family Support Committee

  • Publicity Committee

  • Volunteer Recruitment Committee

  • Fund Raising Committees

To volunteer, contact us by:

  • phone, 441-3755

  • mail, P.O. Box 401

  • website, ArkCityHabitat.org

  • email cfreeland@cox.net

We will provide additional information on opportunities for you to volunteer.

The location of our current worksite can be obtained by calling the above number. Anyone over the age of 14 can volunteer, though there are some limitations for volunteers between 14-18 years of age.

We welcome all volunteers!